My name is NEMO!

Russian Blue Cat for adoption in San Clemente, California - NEMO
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I'm being cared for by:
Healng Hope Cat Sanctuary

Facts about NEMO

  • Breed: Russian Blue
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
NEMO is a gorgeous, friendly and affectionate young male cat that wants to be the center of your attention! We are currently looking for a permanent home or a long term foster home. We also offer a "foster to adopt" situation. . .. sort of a trial run.

NEMO loves people and is tolerant of certain other cats and QUIET, low energy dogs. Ideally he would love to be the ONLY cat, but would probably tolerate another cat if not dominant and if the home was large enough. He is actually quite tolerant of children (over the age of 7) if they are quiet and gentle with him. However, like all our cats, he needs to be kept indoors only. . . .so if the home has a dog or children, we would need to ensure he would not be accidentally allowed to go outside.

We estimate that NEMO is 3 1/2 years old and is the picture of health. He has been vaccinated, tested negative for Felv and FIV, neutered, and microchipped. Due to a past bout with some urinary problems NEMO must be fed canned food ONLY for the rest of his life.

NEMO is currently in a foster home in North Hollywood. But unfortunately he might lose this foster home soon, and would be coming back to San Clemente. However, we would love to invite anyone in So. Cal to see this boy and we will drive him anywhere once he finds that forever home or a good long term foster home.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering NEMO, please contact us at or call 949-337-8372. If someone fosters for us, we pay for all food, litter and veterinary expenses.

About Healng Hope Cat Sanctuary

About Our Shelter...

We are a small, private not for profit sanctuary that for the most part specializes in taking in special needs cats. We usually only have 3 or 4 cats available for adoption.

One of the special things that HHCS offers is a "Foster to Adopt" program. Meaning if the person or family have any concerns about how one of our cats will fit in with their home or get along with another cats, we urge them to do a month long, foster to adopt. We provide them with food, litter, etc and keep in touch for a month. .. . give advice needed for introducing cats, or helping a shy cat. If all goes well, then after a month, we sign formal adoption papers.

We also do have cats available for both short and long term foster. This is a win win situation for many people (and the cats, too!) as people who may not have great finances are allowed to have a pet, while we pay for the food and medical care. Of course, the goal is always to place the cat in a permanent home but foster homes help us see how a cat does when it is away from so many other cats! It also allows a newly rescued cat to make socialization progress because it gets more one on one attention in the foster home.. .. so it better prepares them for a permanent home adoption!

We are a cageless facility that is run from a private home. We never euthanize for reasons of space. IN fact the only time we even euthanize is when an animal is very ill and there is no hope for recovery.
HHCS founder, Kim Rockshaw has been rescuing cats for over 26 years.She brings her extensive training in both allopathic and holistic medicine to help many of the cats at the sanctuary. We also do a great deal of work in our community working with feral cats (TNR) and stray cats that are abandoned on our streets.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Our cats are seen at our home based sanctuary on an appt. only basis. This is located in San Clemente CA (South Orange County). Please call us at 949-337-8372 or email us at After we have our initial conversation by phone, we then usually set up this appt time for you to meet the cat(s).

Our Adoption Process...

First we speak to a potential adopter and find out which cat they are interested in or what type, age, sex and personality cat they are looking for. We also ask about other pets and people in the home (ie, children, older pets, dogs, etc) If it sounds like the cat they are interested in (or another one of our cats) is a good fit, we then email them an adoption form. Once received we call them back to review the application and address any concerns on the application. We also want the potential adopter to ask US any questions!
Our fees are $100 per cat, which includes all medical (spay.neuter, vaccines, microchip, flea treatment; vet visit and treatment if it was necessary). We also send people home with starter food, toys, litter boxes and other supplies they might need.
Our requirements will be indicated by questions asked on the adoption application and discussed more when we speak by phone.
We always do a home check . . . . usually at the time we bring over the cat..
We also offer a FOSTER TO ADOPT situation, which allows a person or family to keep a cat in their home before they make a final decision and do a formal adoption. This takes the pressure of people, if they are concerned on how the cat will fit in with their family, lifestyle or another pet. Usually the foster to adopt time, is about a month. We provide food and litter and medical during this time.